Kasabian officially close Camden Crawl

Tom Meighan is in buoyant mood as Kasabian bring Camden Crawl to a lively close

Kasabian played a raucous set to officially close the Camden Crawl last night (April 25), when they headlined the Roundhouse venue.

With Tom Meighan in buoyant mood throughout the gig, the band showcased new album ‘The West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, as well as playing tracks from their back catalogue.

Coming onstage shortly after The View had warmed up for them Kasabian launched straight into latest single ‘Vlad The Impaler’, with Meighan simply shouting out “Camden!” to the baying audience.


Wearing a white and black shirt emblazoned with psychedelic stars, Meighan gestured to the crowd several times during the gig, at one point going as far as sticking his tongue out at fans in the front rows.

Watched by celebrities including Alexa Chung, The RascalsMiles Kane, Edith Bowman, EditorsTom Smith, The HoursAntony Genn, Nikki Graham and Pixie Geldof, the band’s 10-song set also saw them play spirited versions of earlier hits ‘Shoot The Runner, ‘Empire’ and ‘Cutt Off’.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno, wearing his trademark headband, stayed unusually quiet during the gig and remained largely motionless until the band’s final song. A boisterously amped up version of ‘Club Foot’, the song saw Pizzorno thrash his guitar furiously before jumping around the stage at the track’s end, eventually falling to the floor before rising and clasping his hands in the air.

As the band walked offstage, Meighan thanked the crowd for watching and instructed them to enjoy the festival’s afterparty, which went on to feature a secret gig by Carl Barat, Babyshambles and The La’s’ Lee Mavers.

Kasabian played the following songs at their Camden crawl gig:

‘Vlad The Impaler’
‘Reason Is Treason’
‘Shoot The Runner’
‘Cutt Off’
‘Club Foot’